Is playing a Scrabble word?

Yes, playing is a Scrabble word!

...and is worth 13 points in Scrabble, and 16 points in Words with Friends

Playing is a valid Scrabble word.

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Dictionary definitions of the word playing

The meaning of playing


38 definitions of the word playing.


  1. Participate in games or sport
  2. Act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome
  3. Play on an instrument
  4. Play a role or part
  5. Be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children
  6. Replay (as a melody)
  7. Perform music on (a musical instrument)
  8. Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind
  9. Move or seem to move quickly, lightly, or irregularly
  10. Bet or wager (money)
  11. Engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
  12. Pretend to be somebody in the framework of a game or playful activity
  13. Emit recorded sound
  14. Perform on a certain location
  15. Put (a card or piece) into play during a game, or act strategically as if in a card game
  16. Engage in an activity as if it were a game rather than take it seriously
  17. Behave in a certain way
  18. Cause to emit recorded audio or video
  19. Manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination
  20. Use to one's advantage
  21. Consider not very seriously
  22. Be received or accepted or interpreted in a specific way
  23. Behave carelessly or indifferently
  24. Cause to move or operate freely within a bounded space
  25. Perform on a stage or theater
  26. Be performed or presented for public viewing
  27. Cause to happen or to occur as a consequence
  28. Discharge or direct or be discharged or directed as if in a continuous stream
  29. Make bets
  30. Stake on the outcome of an issue
  31. Shoot or hit in a particular manner
  32. Use or move
  33. Employ in a game or in a specific position
  34. Contend against an opponent in a sport, game, or battle
  35. Exhaust by allowing to pull on the line


  1. The act of playing a musical instrument
  2. The action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation
  3. The performance of a part or role in a drama

What Scrabble words can I make with the letters in playing?

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Unscramble the letters in playing

There are 4 words that can be made by adding another letter to 'playing'.